Paula Stakelum

Paula Stakelum

We asked five of Ireland's top chefs for their top foodie tips. 

Paula Stakelum, Executive Head Pastry at Ashford Castle:

"Never miss a Monday run. Be a leader; not a follower. Do what you feel is right and what you create will be amazing."

Click here for the full interview with Paula Stakelum

David Gilmore, Head Chef at James Street South, Belfast:

"Preparation would be the biggest tip I could give to anyone. Being ahead of the game and taking all the stress out of cooking can only be a positive."

Click here for the full interview with David Gilmore

Mike Tweedie, Head Chef at Adare Manor:

"Keep food simple, support local people in your area who are selling great Irish meats, fish and other Irish produce, and just enjoy cooking."

Click here for the full interview with Mike Tweedie

Derek Reilly, Culinary Director at Aramark (Northern Europe):

"Cook to express, not to impress!."

Click here for the full interview with Derek Reilly

Garry Hughes, Head Chef at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin:

"Taste, taste and taste again."

Click here for the full interview with Garry Hughes